65 million people displaced by conflict worldwide: World Bank report

euronews (in English)

Published on Sep 21, 2016
The number of people displaced by conflict worldwide stands at 65 million, according to a new World Bank report.

The study, produced together with the UN refugee agency said ten conflicts are responsible for the majority of forced displacement of people.

It pointed to conflicts in Afghanistan, Burundi, the Caucasus, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and the former Yugoslavia.

That 65 million figure is equivalent to the population of the United Kingdom…

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